Category Archives: Salvadorean

Comali foods: tamales and pupusas from El Salvador

They sent me, gratis, non-frozen tamales from El Salvador. They sell pupusas too, and with improved technologies: The retort process uses a combination of heat and pressure to “sterilize” the foods, which are sealed in special pouches similar to military … Continue reading

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Antipuqueño Restaurant

Antipuqueño Restaurant (also Intipuqueno), web site, 2504 Ennalls Avenue, Wheaton, MD, 301-942-1129 (web site says place is for sale) This place is a total wreck and mess when it comes to service, décor, and organization. They also serve the best … Continue reading

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Paraiso Latino

Paraiso Latino, there are several El Paraiso and Paraiso Latino restaurants in the DC area, I ate at 4716 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 703-820-2040 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp] Below average, everything was a bit dry. … Continue reading

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Chirilagua

Chirilagua, a neighborhood in Alexandria/Arlandria, at Mount Vernon Avenue and West Glebe Road. Did you know that 350,000 Salvadoreans live in this area? I’ve decided that when it comes to El Salvadorean restaurants, there is no point in simply listing … Continue reading

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El Golfo

El Golfo, 8739 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, near Piney Branch Road, 301-608-2122 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | openlist] It is hard to review all of these Salvadorean restaurants, and … Continue reading

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Las Placitas

Las Placitas, web site, 517 8th Street SE, Washington, DC, 202-543-3700, no weekend lunch (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | openlist | Yelp] Overpriced Salvadorean food, with real napkins and tablecloths. … Continue reading

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Pupuseria El Buen Gusto

Pupuseria El Buen Gusto, 10012 Main Street, Fairfax, VA, 703-218-3489 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp] Surprisingly good, their tacos are excellent and fairly authentic. No one there speaks English. Limited menu. Very good chicharron (fried pork) … Continue reading

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Sarita’s

Sarita’s, 2794 Graham Road, Falls Church, VA, 703-533-9448 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | City Paper | Yelp] Authentic, to say the least. Plus you can find Sarita’s II in the Culmore Shopping Center on Rt. … Continue reading

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El Zunzal

El Zunzal, 917 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA, 703-532-9372, also 5900 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA, 703-379-5100 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Falls Church News-Press | City Paper | Yelp] A good place for El Salvadorean … Continue reading

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Restaurante El Salvador

Restaurante El Salvador, 4805 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, 703-521-3225 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [City Paper] One of the best Salvadorean places, in a universe of dozens. Juicy pupusas, nice atmosphere. Also get the corn tamales, tamale … Continue reading

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